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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Team tricked scar tissue on spinal cord injury into becoming new nerves without stem...

Many believe the ultimate solution in regenerative medicine will be inducing the body to mimic the activity of stem cells without having to transplant any cells. Now, a team at the University of Texas...

Researchers Generate New Neurons in Brains, Spinal Cords of Living Adult Mammals

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers created new nerve cells in the brains and spinal cords of living mammals without the need for stem cell transplants to replenish lost cells. Although the research indicates it may...

Young wrestler fights spinal cord injury

ATLANTA, Ga. - Hunter Garstin is young, soft-spoken and fiercely determined to come back from a devastating spinal cord injury. He was badly hurt during a high school wrestling match in December. However, Garstin...

Brave Claire launches charity autobiography

Claire Lomas was joined by family and friends for a celebration to launch her autobiography. In Finding My Feet, the 33-year-old charts the agony and ecstasy of the most extraordinary seven years of her life. It...

How To: Transfer from Floor to Chair

http://youtu.be/IZUseV-ODFY?list=RD3XIrgEj2VRA "Wheelchair-bound" is one of Mary Allison's least favorite words. No one should feel stuck to his or her wheelchair. Transferring out of your wheelchair is an important skill to learn to increase independence and experience...

Helping people with spinal cord injuries

REGINA — Meeting Rick Hansen during his Man in Motion world tour sparked six-year-old Josef Buttigieg’s fascination with biology and set his career course in motion. Twenty-eight years after first meeting Hansen, Buttigieg is a...

Exoskeletons bring people with spinal cord injuries back to their feet

Mitch Brogan has a message for doctors: Don’t tell people with spinal cord injuries they’ll never walk again. The London, Ont., man, who had his spine severed eight years ago when he was hit by...

Monkey brain waves control hand of paralysed pal

A monkey controlling the hand of its unconscious cage-mate with its thoughts may sound like animal voodoo, but it is a step towards returning movement to people with spinal cord injuries. The hope is that...

Small steps in creating hope for spinal cord injury victims

The creator of Red Bull is behind 82 global projects focusing on spinal cord injuries The story of how Austrian entrepreneur Dietrich Mateschitz became one of the richest men in Europe is a remarkable tale...

Sit-skiers find freedom on the slopes

THE BLUE MOUNTAINS — Derek Moseychuk has found a new sense of freedom. The Brampton man hit the slopes of the Craigleith Ski Club for the first time in more than a year on Thursday,...